Festival News

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Marla Dixon

Trumpet & vocals Marla Dixon, originally from Toronto, is now at the very heart of the burgeoning New Orleans jazz scene and is the leader of the hugely popular “Shotgun Jazz Band”. Her big, brassy, bluesy voice and fire cracker trumpet creates a crackling live energy...

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Enrico Tomasso podcast

Listen to the first in a series of Keswick Jazz Festival Pod-cast interviews with John Burgess. Enrico Tomasso talks about his recent invitation to New York & playing his hero’s instruments - the great Louis Armstrong. Click here to listen on-line...

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Returning Stroller Venues

Old favourites confirmed.. The Festival organisers are absolutely thrilled to be able to confirm that both The Rawnsley Hall and The Theatre by the Lake have now been confirmed as venues for the 2018 Festival.

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Launching Now

We have an Associate Sponsorship package @£90 (no VAT) especially appealing for smaller supportive businesses for our ever-loyal Jazz fans, visitors and participating musicians who always book early. We want you to benefit and are seeking to attract a good number of...

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Festival – So far

The 2017 Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival declared a “wonderful rescue mission” under custodianship of a “marvellously dedicated new team” by organiser Ian Jones. But he says, “that was just the beginning”. Many know Ian as one of several regular sound engineers who...

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